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Former Basketball Players File Lawsuit Against City Officials in Hazing Case


(BLACKFOOT) – Three former Blackfoot basketball players have filed a lawsuit against Blackfoot School District 55, Bingham County and the city of Blackfoot.

The Post Register reports the three men filed the complaint on Friday with the 7th Judicial District Court after a previously filed tort claim was denied.

The men, Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes, allege law enforcement, school officials and city officials are guilty of malicious prosecution, making false public statements, concealment of evidence, witness intimidation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The men were originally charged by law enforcement with felony charges in a 2010 hazing case. The charges were dismissed and the three were convicted of misdemeanors.

The lawsuit also named a number of city officials individually.

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